Wednesday, September 16, 2009

When Carroll Gardens Commuters Come Home Tonight, The 2nd Place F Train Plaza Will Be Closed

This morning, Second Place F Train Subway Plaza

Starting at 10 Am today, the 2nd Street subway entrance will be only option at that end of the F/G train

MTA Representative at 2nd Street entrance

A few weeks ago, the M.T.A. announced that the main F & G train station in Carroll Gardens would close in September 15th, due to the construction at 360 Smith Street.

Well, the day has finally come. Starting at 10 AM today, the main subway station in Carroll Gardens on 2nd Place between Smith and Court Streets will be closed.

Commuters getting on and off from that end of the train will have to use the much narrower 2nd Street entrance between Smith and Hoyt.

Good luck. That entrance is so much narrower than the other Carroll Gardens Stations. It is hard to imagine all the commuters squeezing through during rush hour.

Of course, the two entrances at President Street will still be open.

The closure of the subway plaza is expected to go all the way till the end of 2010.

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Hadj said...

Ugh, it's so unfortunate they're closing the entrance. First they deprive us of the plaza they're supposed to save.

Then it sits untouched and caged in for over a year. Now it's gone.

Not only with the other entrance be clogged, but that entrance had two competing homeless folks, a one-legged gentleman in a wheelchair and a kind-hearted trannie. Clearly they won't be able to keep their beats there, and they've been at it for years.

Unknown said...

I guess I will find out soon enough but does anyone know if they are going to shut down the booth and turnstiles as well? If so, it will be complete mayhem there.

Anonymous said...

I just can't wait for the muggimgs
to happen in that oh so narrow rats maze that has been left for us.

Anonymous said...

does anyone know if we, the public, have any recourse? it'd be one thing if the entrance was being shut so the MTA could do some work. But it's been shut so a PRIVATE devloper can build a building that the neighborhood doesn't want? This is terrible!